An introduction to the flags held in the collections of the National Maritime Museum and how you can use the Museum's resources to research various types of flag.

This guide gives a brief outline of flags in the National Maritime Museum, followed by a list of historic foreign flags, which form a splendid part of the collection. Few flags in the collection can be displayed permanently in the Museum but images and descriptions of them can be easily accessed.
This brief guide gives the main books and sources of information that will help you research various types of flag.